Old Manual Focus Prime Lens
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Over the last 30 years, photographers have become used to a variety of convenience features such as wide-open auto exposure, auto focus, and zoom lenses. Unfortunately, these features cost us depth-of-focus preview, precision and robustness of physical construction, and the superior IQ of prime lenses. This challenge is for photos created combining the best of both worlds: modern digital image capture and processing with an old, high-quality, manual-focus, prime lens.
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Thursday, 22nd October, 2009 (GMT)
Thursday, 29th October, 2009 – Wednesday, 4th November, 2009 (GMT)
Thursday, 5th November, 2009 – Wednesday, 11th November, 2009 (GMT)
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I was out doing a photoshoot of my girlfriend at the local marsh when I spotted this fellow sitting on a log next to her jacket. I switched lenses and lighting as quickly as I could and popped off a few shots before he (or possibly she) hopped away.
|Submitted:||Friday, 30th October, 2009 08:13 (GMT)|
|Taken:||Thursday, 22nd October, 2009|
|Focal length:||105 mm|
|Shutter speed:||1/60 sec|
|Notes:||Taken handheld with onboard flash to compensate for motion blur at such high magnification. Adjusted for levels, sharpness, and contrast in Adobe Photoshop CS4|
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